Meet the Fellows

 Current Fellows

IliakiEiriniPHOTO Eirini Iliaki graduated from the University of Crete Medical School. She earned a Masters in Public Health at the Harvard School of Public Health and worked on international and domestic projects with the HSPH and the World Bank. She completed her medical residency training at Cambridge Health Alliance where she also served as chief resident.  She is fluent in Greek and conversant in French, Portugese and Spanish.  She has prior experience working in developing nations. Her career goal is to combine her passions for clinical medicine, social justice and global health.
Katherine Linsenmeyer received both her undergraduate and medical degree from Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri. She then went on to complete an internal medicine residency at Boston Medical Center. Katie has a variety of interests from HIV to clinical epidemiology to disease prevention; she is excited to pursue these interests with more focus in the next few years.
2012-2013 Osman Sara Osman graduated from Khartoum University Medical School in Khartoum, Sudan and completed her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. Sara is fluent in Arabic and English. She is interested in the epidemiology and diagnosis of infections in limited resource areas.
2010-2012 Sheikh Sana Sheikh received her medical degree from Aga Khan University in Karachi Pakistan in 2007. She is currently completing her residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Boston, MA. She is interested in tuberculosis and global health. Sana’s main interest is in clinical infectious disease and dealing with patients.
Kinna Thakarar received an undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed a Master’s in Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.  She received her internal medicine training from Cambridge Health Alliance.  She has worked in Tanzania and has a strong interest in global health.
Paula Valencia-Rey - Paula received her medical education at the University of Antioquia, Colombia.  She is currently completing her residency at the Medical College of Georgia (Augusta, Georgia).   She is fluent in Spanish. Paula is interested in the epidemiology of infectious diseases in underserved populations. 

Recent Graduates

Left to Right - Jai Marathe, Dima Kabbani, and Sina Helbig

Jai Marathe, MD has been appointed an Instructor in Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine and will join the Infectious Diseases Section. She will be working in the laboratory of Dr. Deborah Anderson studying HIV mucosal immunity.
Dima Kabbani, MD will be starting a Transplant Infectious Disease Fellowship Training program at the University Health Network for the University of Toronto. After completing that training, she plans to secure an academic position in Infectious Diseases with a focus on treating infections in immuncompromised hosts.
Sina Helbig, MD will be joining the faculty at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. She will have an academic appointment at Columbia’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Her primary activities will be within the Center for Comprehensive Care, the largest HIV/AIDS treatment center in New York State.
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